Resident Evil fans can experience the prequel to the franchise all over again in December, when Capcom releases Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil Zero on the Nintendo Wii.

I never played the Gamecube version of Resident Evil Zero, which tells the story of rookie S.T.A.R.S. member Rebecca Chambers and ex-Marine Billy Coen as they discover the origin of the T-Virus. I'm not even sure I owned a Gamecube when the game was released, and by the time I got one I had other concerns. Now Capcom is re-releasing the game on the Wii as part of the Resident Evil Archives series, tweaking it for Wii remote and nunchuck control, but otherwise leaving the game intact.

Resident Evil Archive: Resident Evil Zero will be released on December 1st. Wii owners lacking the patience to wait until then can probably find a cheap copy of the Gamecube version used somewhere for less than the $29.99 asking price for the new one. Just saying.